Sunday, May 22, 2011

5k results!

Here are the stats to my race.
According to the results online there were...
876 runners.
Overall I came in 407 th
I finished in the top half.
In my age group 30-34 females there were ...
110 runners.
I came in 57 th
I was in the bottom half.
I finished in 38:13.06.
which is a 12:20 minute mile.
Overall I pretty proud of myself.

At first I thought I had finished in 40 minutes. I was a little bummed because that time was not much lower than the last 5k race I did. However that was the gun time. I was in the back of the pack and had a chip on my shoe so that when I crossed the starting line it started my chip time. I am going off of this and NOT the gun time. This feels more like a true time of how I ran. There were quite a few hills on this trail and the last one about did me in. I did see one girl throwing up. I guess I didn't push myself that hard. But I am VERY proud of myself and I can't wait to do another one. I am even thinking a 10k may be possible!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

p90x update

Well its taken me ALL week to be able to go through the information book. I guess this means that I will start on Monday after my 5k. I think I may post before and after pictures and maybe measurements. I'm still thinking on that one. So wish me luck on the 5k and the adventure of p90x!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Could you all please pray for somewhat nice weather on Saturday??

I would really rather NOT run in the rain.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Here is a recipe for EASY ravioli! My recipe has you cook it in the oven but I put it in the crock pot and it turned out super yummy. Remington was raving about it! so here it is...

Easy Ravioli

2 cups canned pasta sauce (I used the Hunt's traditional)

1 can diced tomatoes ( I used the petite diced with garlic and olive oil)

1 cup beef broth

1 22-24 oz frozen bag of ravioli (I used the beef filled ones.)

1/4 cup Italian dressing

1 cup shredded mozzarella

here's what you do...

mix pasta sauce, tomatoes, beef broth, Italian dressing in a crock pot. Add the ravioli and stir until coated. cook on low for about 6 hours. about a hour before serving sprinkle the top with the mozzarella cheese and serve. This feeds about 6!

Each serving has...

350 calories, 42g carbs, 15g fat, 15g protein

I think next time I may omit the mozzarella cheese. and sprinkle each serving with a little Parmesan. I also served this with green beans because I didn't get to the store to get stuff for a salad! I hope you enjoy!


I have been wanting to try a program like p90x. I did a bootcamp with a neighbor a couple of years ago. She did a lot of the same things that this program entails and I lost about 10 pounds during the 8 weeks that I worked out with her and it was only twice a week and I didn't really change my eating habits. So I've been wanting to try this again.
Not that I want to be ripped like the infomercial shows but hey a little muscle definition never hurt anyone right? So I looked into a few programs and thought I am NEVER going to be able to afford this. Then as I was looking on KSL Classifieds I came across a couple of ads for p90x. So I got in touch with one of the sellers and boom I have it. Now I just have to get started and see how much I can lose in 90 days.
Now to decide whether I should start before my 5k on Saturday or after.
My little sister is engaged and getting married at the end of August so that is just one more reason for me to keep going on this weight loss.
I'll let you know what I decided. I haven't even had a chance to open my package and go through the information yet but it is on my growing to do list. One step at a time.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Healthy recipe

Honey Glazed Chicken Stir Fry

1 chicken breast

2 TBSP oil

3 TBSP honey

3 TBSP vinegar

3 TBSP OJ concentrate

3 TBSP soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

2 cups cooked rice

1/3 lb. broccoli cut in bite sized pieces

1 whole carrot cut in 1/4 in circles

1/2 yellow onion thinly sliced

1/6 red bell pepper sliced thin

1/3 green bell pepper sliced thin

Wash, chop or slice veggies. Cut chicken into 1/2 in pieces or smaller. Pour 1 TBSP oil in a frying pan, heat and add chicken. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink.

Set aside in a bowl. Add 1 TBSP oil to frying pan and add carrots. stir fry 1 minute. Add other veggies and stir fry 5-10 minutes until desired tenderness is reached. Put veggies in bowl with chicken.

Mix vinegar, honey, OJ, and soy sauce. add cornstarch and mix until smooth. Add to frying pan and cook over med head until thickened.

Return veggies and chicken to pan and heat with sauce. add in the peanuts and serve over rice.

This will serve about 4-5 and each serving has...

257 calories, 39g of carbs, 7g fat, & 11g protein.

Not bad for a dinner!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

5k ramblings

For my memory I just want to record that the last 5k I did I finished in 41:19
I did not train very well for that one either.
I think I am feeling a little more prepared although I'm not sure I can beat my time.
I went running on the track at the high school tonight. I did a mile in 12:06.
HOORAY for me!! I am pretty proud of myself.
I hit the 2 mile mark at 25:46
By then Gage was ready to go and this is the 4th day in a row of running. I can feel my legs and feet needing a break. So I just did another quarter mile and was done in 30 minutes. I wanted to go farther. Next time. I got to get to that 3 mile mark. May 21st is coming up SOON!!
I saw this quote on another blog and had to use it. Its very true don't you think?

Please, don't be seduced by the

lies: fad diets, quick fixes, and pills,

but be motivated by the

truth: hard work, positive attitudes, and healthy choices will be the


way to achieve lasting results. " - L2GH

Friday, May 6, 2011

I want.

Today I just want to throw all the work I've been doing out the window. I want a bag of chips and a huge bowl of ice cream. I want chocolate and and a big icy coke.
I won't though.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I have a hard getting motivated to do work outs. However once I get started I feel so good that I just don't want to stop. WHY??
Today I went out and mowed the lawn. I just about had myself talked into counting that as my exercise for the day. {I know lame.} However I then decided that since I was already dressed I may as well run to. My 5k is only about 2 weeks away and I am not sure that I am ready for it.
I was going to go run outside since Ryan was home today. My boys however threw little fits about wanting to go. My double stroller currently has a flat tire and so I couldn't take them. So I jumped on the treadmill.
Seeing how I keep telling myself that I'm not going to be ready I was quite surprised today when I ran for 12 minutes at a speed of 5.0! I did a mile in 13 minutes. Now if I can just get to 3 miles and then maybe 6 and then I will think of a 1/2 marathon. Not so sure that a full marathon appeals to me.
So...I just need to keep that motivation that I feel while I am working out and the feeling after I am done. That "I ROCK" feeling! I'm not sure how to do it. Maybe I just keep doing it and one day it won't be so hard to just do it!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Be Proud..

Be proud of me that...
I didn't eat any sausage that I cooked for my kids for breakfast this morning.
I didn't buy a bag of chips for me eat at Remington's track meet.
I bought the 1/2 fat ice cream and only ate the serving size as directed on the box.
I am trying a new meal tonight, it uses cauliflower as the sauce instead of Alfredo.
I lost 4 pounds!